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Best of June entertainment calendar for York
It isn't June in York without the street rods. The National Street Rod Association Street Rod Nationals East comes to the York Expo Center Friday-Sunday, June 3-5, for the 36th year, with vehicles from around the country heading this way. The street rod convention draws autos from all eras through 1986, from carefully restored antiques to modified cruisers with flashy paint jobs. The event includes a swap meet, "Women's World" area with arts and crafts vendors and the main draw, the street rod competitions. Tickets: $15, $6 children 6-12, 5 and under free. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Information: www.nsra-usa.com/Events/#.
Enjoy a bit of Jazz in the City on Friday, June 3, at the studio of the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St.,York. Regional artists entertain as part of First Friday festivities. Information: mystrandcapitol.org.
The Gamut Theatre Group's Harrisburg Shakespeare Co. offers its 23rd Free Shakespeare in the Park production, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," at the Levitt Pavilion in Reservoir Park in Harrisburg. The play runs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, June 3-18. Free, bring chairs or blankets, performances subject to weather. Information: GamutTheatre.org.
Kick off the York County Libraries Summer Reading Club with a family-friendly celebration, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Dover Area Community Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road. Entertainer Silly Joe will lead the event, and there are plenty of activities for kids who bring their library card. Information: www.yorklibraries.org.
Celebrate Glen Rock with the second annual Glen Rock Arts & Brew Fest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, throughout the borough. The event starts off with a 5K fun run and includes live music and beer tastings at Ruins Park as well as vendors and family entertainment through the streets. Admission is free, tickets for the beer tasting start at $22. Information: www.glenrockmillinn.com.
Take in a Quentin Tarantino double feature on Saturday, June 4, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St.,York. At 3 p.m., the film "Reservoir Dogs" will be shown. Follow that up at 6 p.m. with the late-2015 release "The Hateful Eight." Both films are Rated R. Tickets for each film are $7. Information: mystrandcapitol.org.
Celebrate the life of the mother of Naylor Wine Cellars founder Richard Naylor at the 38th Grape Blossom Festival, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, June 5 at the winery, 4069 Vineyard Road, Stewartstown. Naylor's mother, Helen Ida Wheat, was 113 and the third-oldest person in the country when she died in February, and he has dedicated this year's festival to her. The event includes live music through the day, wine tastings, vendors and a cake for Naylor's 88th birthday. Admission: $5 adults over 21, under 21 free. Information: www.NaylorWine.com.
The York County Honors choirs present their Season Finale Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. The performance will feature 200 vocalists from schools across the county.Tickets: $10 for students and alumni, $20 for adults. More information: www.theYCHC.org or mystrandcapitol.org.
Catch an array of regional and national musical groups at the Long's Park Summer Music Series. Free concerts are performed each Sunday night, June 5-Aug. 28, at the Lancaster County park, with such musical variety as '70s pop music, Latin jazz, the U.S. Army Band, Gaelic music and a Lancaster chamber group. Saturday concerts return July 9-23 as well. Information: longspark.org.
The York County Heritage Trust gets its brew on for History Untapped: An Artisan Beer Affair, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. The 19th annual event will go small this year to focus on a smaller crowd, talking with the brewers and pairing up unique food and beer combinations. Along with the local Liquid Hero, beers will come from Neshaminy Creek in Philadelphia, New Belgium in North Carolina and other craft brewers, while noshes will be supplied by Ironic, Victor's Italian Restaurant, Blue Moon, Mudhook and Pepper's Grille. Tickets: $55 for Trust members, $65 nonmembers, designated driver $15; must be 21 or older. Information: www.yorkheritage.org.
Enjoy a film noir classic at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, as the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St.,York, presents the Humphrey Bogart drama "The Maltese Falcon." Rated: PG. Tickets: $7. Information: mystrandcapitol.org.
Celebrate such musical geniuses as George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles and more as EMC Performing Arts Studio presents Music Legends, 4 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Pullo Center on the campus of Penn State York. Tickets: $25-$12. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
See all the majesty and intrigue of the royal court of Siam as York Little Theatre presents "The King and I," June 17-26 at the theater,27 S. Belmont St. The musical follows English widow Anna Leonowens and her son to meet the king of Siam and his many wives and children, weaving a unique love story into a rich score. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $25 adults, $23 seniors 62 and older, $20 students 13 and older, $12 children 12 and under. Information: ylt.org or 854-5715.
Get your small plates out for Creative Kitchen: Spanish Tapas, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at YorkKitchen in Central Market. Instructor Abbi Ferree will teach four recipes for tapas, a mix of vegetarian, seafood, meat and dairy, and attendees will leave with portions and recipes for each. Cost: $65 per person. Ages 14 and up. Information: 717-848-3200.
Delve into the minds of a jury with the 1957 classic "12 Angry Men," which features a loaded cast, including Henry Fonda, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall and Jack Klugman, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. Rated PG. Tickets: $7. Information: mystrandcapitol.org.
You've seen the movies, now catch the musical as DreamWrights presents "Legally Blonde," June 23-26 at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. Bubbly sorority president Elle Woods gets dumped by her boyfriend and retaliates by attending Harvard Law School. Showtimes: 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $10-$14. Information: www.dreamwrights.org or 848-8623.
Learn the tales behind the tunes as Frank Sinatra Idol Contest winner Sean Reilly presents "Sinatra 101" at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $15. The show is presented by the Northern York County Regional Police Association. Information: www.seansinatra.com or www.mystrandcapitol.org.